Your Clone Meets A Dopplegänger

by Robert Frazier

First she thinks she’s found a lost sibling
An outlier to her sisterhood of same
Yet she knows the bloodlines the offspring
Gone deep deep background on you
To better suss out whereofs and whys
Even memorized each variant surname
Whispered on the black sites of spies
Lacking DNA marker data or allele values
Yes her clues converge on a single secret:
The original you wallows in love’s regrets

Copyright © 2018 by Robert Frazier


Featured Poet of the Month  Robert Frazier

My father taught cryptography for Army Security after working with Turing’s bombe at Bletchley Park during WWII. My mother was an oil painter who studied with Emile Albert Gruppé in Rockport. The science of deciphering gibberish into plain text somehow meshes with impressionistic imagery in my writing. I live on Nantucket Island with my wife, Karol Lindquist, a nationally recognized basketmaker, while my daughter, Timalyne, was a graduate of Clarion West in 1995 (I was at Clarion ‘80). I am the author of nine books of poetry, and a three-time winner of the Rhysling Award. I have published over one hundred poems in Asimov’s.

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